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OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 3, 1985 

TO BE HELD AT 
THE L.N. FORBES TABERNACLE, INC. 
1800 LANE STREET S.E. 
WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 27893 

TELEPHONES 
PUBLIC - (919) 237-9798 
BISHOP - (919) 237-7000 

HOST PASTOR - ELDER ALLAN L. SMITH 

HOST CHURCH - GILES CHAPEL CHURCH 
OF PINE LEVEL, N.C. 



••OFFICERS" 



PRESIDENT BISHOP L.N. FORBES, D.D. 

1st VICE PRESIDENT BISHOP W.S. SANDERS 

2nd VICE PRESIDENT — BISHOP A. SPEAKMAN, D.D. 

SECRETARY Brother Karl Exum 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY Sister Mary E. Foreman 

TREASURER/TRUSTEE Brother James T. Barnes 

COLLECTOR Deacon Joseph Stokes 

COLLECTOR-- Deacon John J. Coley 

COLLECTOR Deacon Roy Pearce 

COLLECTOR Brother Douglas Edwards 

SUPERVISOR Elder K.L. Smith 

SUPERVISOR Elder J.D. Dudley 

SUPERVISOR ■ Elder A.L. Smith 

SUPERVISOR Elder C.A. Best 

SUPERVISOR Elder Marvin Taylor 

SUPERVISOR Elder David W. Hill 

SUPERVISOR (W.I.) Elder W.B. Stuppard 

TRUSTEE -Deacon John Dickerson 

TRUSTEE Deacon Fred Howell 

TRUSTEE Deacon Pear lie J. Faison 

TRUSTEE Brother Theodore Everette 

TRUSTEE Deacon Roy Pope 

TRUSTEE Deacon Jesse Oliver 

TRUSTEE -Deacon John H. Harper 

TRUSTEE Deacon Jesse Williams 

TRUSTEE Deacon James E. Cox 

TRUSTEE • Brother James Taylor 

CONFERENCE MOTHER Mother Maggie Barnes 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE CHOIR DIRECTORS 
Mother mary L. Barnes Brother Samuel Fields 
Deacon Robert Walden Elder Donnie Mclntyre 

President - Brother Joseph Sampson 

HOLIDAY PROGRAM OFFICERS 
Mother Estella Darden ♦♦ Sister Ada Jones 
Evangelist Mamie Whitley 

KITCHEN COMMITTEE OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT Mother Lela Applewhite 

Vice President ■ — Mother Sudie Howell 



YARD PATROL 

Brother Claude Smith Mr. Hank Williams 

Brother David Sanders 



» ORDER OF SERVICES « 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1985 

4:00 P.M. - All Ministers will meet with the Bishops 
for prayer and a special training session. 

5:00 P.M. - All Annual Conference Directors and choir 
members will meet at Mt. Zion church on 
Lane Street in Wilson. 

6:00 P.M. - All Ushers and Nurses will meet for a 

special workshop. Deacon John Coley and 
Deacon John Dickerson in charge. 

6:00 P.M. - All Delegates are asked to register with 
the secretaries in the Bishop T s office. 

7:00 P.M. - PRE-OPENING SESSION 

»USHERS, N URSES AND WELCOME NIGHT« 

All Ushers arid Nurses are asked to be in uniform and 
be prepared to give $5.00 in the offering when you 
march. 

PRESIDING Elder Demetrius Forbes 

Elder Larry Clifton 
Music by Perry T s Temple Choir of Wilson, N.C. 

Welcome on behalf of the City 

Mayor Ralph EIRamey of Wilson,, N.C. 

Welcome on behalf of the Host Church 

Sister Peggy J. Price 

Welcome on behalf of the Homes Mother Annie McClain 

Welcome on behalf of the Bible Church School 

Christy Davis 

Welcome on behalf of the Home Mission 

Mother Gladys Guilford 



Welcome on behalf of all Choirs Deacon Elijah Newsome 

Welcome on behalf of all Ushers and Nurses 

Brother Joseph Price 

Welcome on behalf of the Y.P.C.L. 

Brother Jijnmy McClain Jr. 

Welcome on behalf of the Sunshine Band Tanya Foye 

SOLO Sister Patricia Brinson 

GREETINGS Elder Allan L. Smith, Host Pastor 

RESPONSE Sister Hattie Sauls 

SERMON Elder William T. Robinson 

of Dudley, N.C. 

INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 

GREETINGS from the Presidents of our Ushers and Nurses 

Convention Southern District, Deacon John Dickerson 

Northern District, Deacon John Coley 

OFFERINGS Collectors 

(USHERS AND NURSES MARCH) 

GREETINGS BISHOP L.N. FORBES 

PRESENTATIONS 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
ASSIGNMENT OF HOMES 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BENEDICTION 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1985 

» OFFICIAL OPENING AND YOUTH DAY 

Theme: "Building and Battling" 

9:00 A.M. - Registration 

9:45 A.M. - Official Opening 

PRESIDING Elder J.N. Perry Jr. 

Elder Clifton C. Jones 
Music by the Annual Conference Choir 

PROCESSION BISHOPS, Ministers, Deacons, Mothers, 

Conventions and Union Officers 



INVOCATION b^l^l 

THE 100th PSALM (Congregation Standing) 

HYMN ■■ page 10, "Glory To His Name," (All StancQftg) 

SCRIPTURE Father L.E. Gregory of Newark, N.J. 

PRAYER Elder William H. Yelverton of Faro, N.C. 

CHOIR RESPONSE 

HYMN page 4-6, "Yeild Not To Temptation" 

AFFIRMATION OF OUR FAITH (Congregation Standing) 

OUR FAITH 

LEADER: We believe there is but one living, true and 

eternal God, the Father of whom are all things, 
from everlasting glorious and immutable in 
all his attributes. 

PEOPLE: We believe there is one Lord Jesus Christ, by 
whom all things, the only begotton son of God, 
born of the virgin Mary, whom God freely sent 
into the world, because of the great love 
wherewith He loved the world; and Christ as 
freely gave Himself a ransom for all, tasting 
death for all men; who was' buried and rose 
again, the third day and ascended into heaven, 
from whence we look for Him the second time, 
in the clouds of heaven, at the last day, to 
judge both quick and dead. 

LEADER: We believe there is one Holy Ghost, the pre- 
cious gift of the Father through His dear 
son, unto the world who quickneth and draw- 
eth sinners home to God. 

PEOPLE: We believe that in the beginning God made 
man upright and placed him in a state of 
glory without the least mixture of misery, 
from which he voluntarily, by transgression 
fell, and by that means brought on himself 
a miserable and mortal state subject to 
death. 



LEADER: 



We believe that God is not willing that any 
should perish, but that all should come to 



repentance and the knowledge of the truth, that 

they might be saved, for which end Christ has 
commanded the gospel to be preached among all 
nations and to every creature. 

PEOPLE: We believe that no man shall suffer in hell for 
want of a Christ who died for him, but as the 
scripture has said, for denying the Lord that 
brought them, because they believed not in the 
name of the only begotton Son of God. Unbelief, 
therefore, being the cause why the just and 
righteous God of Heaven will condemn the child- 
ren of men. It follows against all contradic- 
tion that all men, at one time or other are 
found in such a capacity as that through the 
grace of God they may be eternally saved. 

LEADER: We believe the whole scriptures are infallibly 
true, and that they are the only rules of faith 
and practice. 

PEOPLE: We believe in the doctrine of general provision 
made of God in Christ, for the benefit of all 
mankind who repent and believe the gospel. 

LEADER: We believe that sinners are drawn to God, the 
Father, by the Holy Ghost, through Christ His 
son, and that the Holy Ghost offers his devine 
aid to all the human family so that they all 
might be happy, would they give place to His 
devine teaching whereas: Such who do not re- 
ceive the devine impressions of His Holy Spirit, 
shall at a future day, own their condemnation 
just, and charge themselves with their own 
damnation, for wilfully rejecting the offers of 
sovereign grace. 

PEOPLE: We believe that man, not considered simply as 
men, but ungodly men, were of old, ordained 
to condemnation considered such who turn the 
grace of God intolasciviousness , denying the 
only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ, who 
brought them, and therefore shall bring upon 
themselves swift destruction, but we observe 
that they, and such the Apostle saith because 



they receive not the love of the truth, that 
they might be saved. Therefore the indigna- 
tion and wrath of God is upon every soul of 
man that doeth evil, living and dying therein. 
For there is no respect of persons with God. 

LEADER: We believe that all children, dying in infancy, 
having not actually transgressed against the 
law of God, in their own persons, are only 
subjected to the first death, which was 
brought on them by the fall of the first Adam, 
and not that any of them dying in that state 
shall suffer punishment in hell, by the guilt 
of Adam's sin, for of such is the kingdom of 
God. 

PEOPLE: We believe that good works the fruit of a 
saving faith, and that in the use of the 
means of grace, and not out of the use of 
these means, eternal life is promised to men. 

LEADER: We believe that all things are foreseen. We 
believe that no man has any warrant in the 
Holy Scriptures for justification before God 
through his own works, power or ability 
which he has in and of himself. Only as he 
by His grace is made able to come to God, 
through Jesus Christ, believing the righteous- 
ness of Jesus Christ to be imparted to all 
believers for their eternal acceptance with 
God. 

PEOPLE: We believe that all things are foreseen in the 
wisdom of God, so that God knoweth whatsoever 
can or cannot come to pass upon, all supposed 
conditions; yet not as having decreed any 
person to everlasting death or everlasting 
life, out of respect of mere choice, further 
than He hath appointed the godly unto life, 
and the ungodly who die in sin unto death. 

LEADER: We believe as touching Gospel ordinances in 
believers' baptism, laying on of the hands, 
receiving of the sacrament in bread and the cup 



washing of the saints' feet, annointing the 
sick with oil in the name of God, fasting, 
prayer, singing praise to God, and the public 
ministry of the Word with ever institution of 
the Lord we shall find in the New Testament. 

PEOPLE: We believe the gospel mode of baptism is by 

immersion and that believers are the only sub- 
jects for baptism. 

LEADER: We believe in a general resurrection of the 
dead and a final judgement at the last day. 

ALL: We believe the happiness of the righteous is 
eternal and the torments of the wicked are 
endless . 

SOLO "The Lord's Prayer" - Mother Ruth Walden 

of Somerset, N.J. 

INTRODUCTION OE PREACHER 

SELECTION Choir 

INTRODUCTORY SERMON Elder K.L. Smith (Supervisor) 

Alternate - Elder Charlie A. Best (Supervisor) 

INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 

SELECTION Choir 

BUSINESS P E R I D « 

• THE ASSEMBLY OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 

• OFFICIAL GREETINGS 

• ORGANIZING THE HOUSE 

• ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRINTED PROGRAMS 

• BOUNDS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

• OFFICIAL ROLL CALL - MINISTERS ROLL 

• ENROLLMENT OF NEW MINISTERS - NEW MEMBERS - 

HONORARY 

• ENROLLMENT OF NEW CHURCHES 

• ENROLLMENT OF ALL STATE CONVENTIONS AND UNION 

OFFICERS 



• CALLING AND APPOINTING ALL COMMITTEES : 

•Finance •Resolution # Ordination 

•Investigating •Time and Place # Devotion 

•Scholarship •Credential *Sick *Hospitality 

•Necrology •Reporter •Bellman 

OFFICIAL OFFERING Collectors 

(Note: All Ministers, Delegates, Conference Officers, 
Unions and Convention Officers are asked to 
give at least $10.00 in this official offering) 

OTHER BUSINESS 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, TABLE GRACE AND BENEDICTION 

1:30 P.M. - DINNER 



WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON - 2:30 P.M. 

PRESIDING Elder Tyrone Farrell 

Elder Elbert Forbes 
Music by the Northern District Y.P.C.L. Convention Choir 

ELABORATION ON THEME Brother Jerome Brown 

of Forestville, Md. 

BUSINESS PERIOD 

•Reports of Supervisors 

•Report of Annual Conference Trustees 

•Reports of the Sunshine Band Convention 

•Report of the Young People Christian League 
Convention 

•Report of Field Workers 

•Reports of the following Churches: 

•Saint Delight # Warren Chapel # Red Hill 

•Lilly of the Valley *New Daniel Chapel 

•William's Chapel 'Zion Temple 
•Faith Temple NO. 3 •Perry's Temple 



Report of News-paper Editors — Brother H. Waters and Staff 



OFFERINGS Collectors 

Offering for the NAACP 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BENEDICTION 

5:00 P.M . 

RECITAL — ■ — < Sister Sandra Dupree in charge. 



6:00 P.M. - REFRESHMENT AND FELLOWSHIP HOUR 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT - 7:00 P.M . 

PRESIDING Brother David Brown and Deacon James E. Cox 

Presidents of the Young People f s Christian 
League Convention and Minister Aubrey Hall 

7:30 P.M. 

PRESIDING Evangelist Deborah Taylor 

Evangelist Hattie D. Parks 

Music by the Southern District Y.P.C.L. Convention Choir 

A SPECIAL SELECTION "The Singing Cousins" 

of Washington, D.C. 

A SPECIAL SELECTION -"The Third Generation" 

of Washington, D.C. 

SERMON Elder Toney Jackson (Honorary Member) 

of Hackensack, New Jersey 

INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND THE UNCHURCHED 

PRAYER FOR ALL YOUNG PEOPLE Evangelist Dorothy Holjiies 

OFFERINGS ■ Collectors 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 

ASSIGNMENT OF HOMES 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BENEDICTION 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1985 



EDUCATIONAL DAY 



Theme: "Meeting Life's Challenge 



THURSDAY MORNING - 9:15 A.M. 



PRESIDING- 



■Elder Allan L. Smith 
Elder Bobby Proctor 



Music by the Annual Conference Choir 

BUSINESS SESSION* 

•ROLL CHECK OF ALL OFFICERS AND MINISTERS 

•REPORTS OF CHURCHES 

•REPORTS OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES: 
•Resolution 
•Time and Place 
•Devotion 
•Credential 

•REPORTS OF BIBLE CHURCH SCHOOL CONVENTIONS 

•REPORTS OF THE USHERS AND NURSES CONVENTIONS 

•REPORT OF THE CHOIR CONVENTION 

•REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT UNIONS 

11:30 A.M. - NOONDAY WORSHIP HOUR 

SOLO Evangelist Clementine Parker 



SERMON- 



of Goldsboro, N.C. 

■Elder Donnie Mclntyre 
of Goldsboro, N.C. 



INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 



OFFERINGS- 



■Collectors 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 



TABLE GRACE and BENEDICTION 



1:30 P.M. - DINNER 



THURSDAY AFTERNOON - 2:30 P.M. 



PRESIDING- 



■Dr. Lionel D. Moore 
Elder Charlie Best 



Music by the Combined Deacons Chorus 

ELABORATION ON THE THEME Deacon Larry Boone 

of East Orange, N.J. 

SOLO Sister Shirlene Tolbert 

of Christ Temple Church, Newark, N.J. 

INTRODUCTION Brother Lloyd Foreman 

EDUCATIONAL ADDRESS Ms. Brenda M. Foreman 

Deputy Attorney of Durham, N.C. 

PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM AND FOR ALL WRITTEN PRAYER 
REQUESTS. 

GREETINGS FROM SPECIAL INVITED GUEST 

Dr. Andrew Best of Greenville, N.C. and others 

OFFERINGS Collectors 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OTHER VISITORS 

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BENEDICTION 



6:15 P.M. - REFRESHMENT AND FELLOWSHIP PERIOD 
THURSDAY NIGHT - 7:30 P.M . 

PRESIDING Elder George Wiggins 

Elder David W. Hill 

MUSIC North East Chapel Combined Choir 

of Mount Olive, N.C. 

SOLO Brother Joseph Rouse of East Orange, N.J. 

EDUCATIONAL SERMON Dr. Shady Clark' 

Pastor, Eastminster Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Va. 

INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 

OFFERINGS ■ Collectors 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
ASSIGNMENT OF HOMES 
ANNOUNCEMENTS and BENEDICTION 




FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1985* ^=^ MISSION AND WOMEN T S DAY 

Theme: "Walking With The Lord In Deep Places" 
9:30 A.M . 

PRESIDING Evangelist Nina E. Pender 

Evangelist Elma Lofton 

Music by the Annual Conference Choir 

HYMN page 23, "Never Alone" 

SCRIPTURE Evangelist Naomi Yelverton 

PARYER Evangelist Gena M. Johnson of Newark, N.J. 

CHOIR RESPONSE 

HYMN — page 20, "Love Lifted Me" 

(Ushers in charge of the Foreign Mission offering) 

OFFERTORY PRAYER Evangelist Sally Mozingo 

SELECTION Choir 

» BUSINESS PERI0D « 

•Roll Check of all Officers, Ministers, Delegates, 
Unions and Conventions Officers. 

•REPORT OF THE ORDINATION COMMITTEE 

•REPORT OF THE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE 

•REPORTS OF THE WOMEN T S HOME MISSION CONVENTIONS 

•REPORT OF THE FOREIGN MISSION CONVENTION 

SOLO Evangelist Rosetta Best of LaGrange, N.C. 

ll:i+5 A.M. - NOONDAY SERVICE 

SERMON Evangelist Valeria Scott 

of Seat Pleasant, Maryland 
INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 

OFFERINGS Collectors 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
TABLE GRACE AND BENEDICTION 



1:30 P.M. - DINNER 



FRIDAY AFTERNOON - 2:30 P.M. 

OLD FASHION SONG PERIOD led by Deacon Marion J. Edwards 

and Deaconess Sarah Johnson 

3:00 P.M . 

Bishop Forbes in charge 

Music by the Combined Mothers and Deaconess Chorus 

»» M EMORIAL SERVICE «« 
Ministers and Necrology Committee in charge 
Greetings from various senior citizens 

ELABORATION ON THEME Sister Madie Joyner 

of Washington, D.C. 

SERMONETTE ■ Evangelist Barbara Moore 

of East Orange, N.J. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

OFFERINGS Collectors 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 




HOLY COMMUNIO N t*=sb£=^ All Christians 

HYMN, HANDSHAKE 

6:00 P.M. - REFRESHMENT AND FELLOWSHIP PERIOD 
FRIDAY NIGHT - 7:30 P.M . 

PRESIDING Evangelist Ethel D. Artis 

Evangelist Mamie K. Brown 

Music by First New Born Combined Choir 

SOLO Deaconess Frances Greer 

of Seat Pleasant, Md. 

MISSION SERMON Dr. Alfred L. Pugh of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church 

OFFERINGS ■ Collectors 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
ASSIGNMENT OF HOMES 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BENEDICTION 



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1985 ~ ADVANCEMENT AND MEN T S DAY 



Theme: "Mastering Discouragements' 1 

10:00 A.M . 

PRESIDING Elder Willie B. Hayes 

Elder Howard McNair 

Music by the United Gospel Male Chorus of Best Grove, 

Goldsboro, N.C. 

» BUSI NESS P E R I D « 

•Roll check of Officers, Ministers and Delegates 

•Report of the Devotion Committee 

•Report of the Scholarship Committee 

THE BISHOP'S ANNUAL REPORT 

MEN'S DAY SERMON Dr. Wallace Charles Smith 

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry 
Eastern BAptist Theological Seminary 
of Philadelphia, Pa. 

INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 



OFFERINGS 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
ANNOUNCEMENTS 

TABLE GRACE AND BENEDICTION 



■Collectors 



1:15 P.M. - DINNER 
SATURDAY AFTERNOON - 2:30 P.M . 

PRESIDING Elder James W. Bullock 

Elder Bennie Johnson 

MUSIC The Southside Community Singers 

of Gainesville, Georgia 

ELABORATION ON THEME Brother Derrick Brockman 

of Newark, New Jersey 

SERMON Elder Robert Morrast (Honorary Member) 

of Newark, New Jersey 



OFFERINGS' 



•Collectors 



REPORT OF THE SICK COMMITTEE 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
ANNOUNCEMENTS 

HOME ASSIGNMENTS and BENEDICTION 




6:00 P.M. - REFRESHMENT and FELLOWSHIP PERIOD 
SATURDAY NIGHT - 7:00 P.M . 

PRESIDING Elder William Yelverton 

Elder Richard Brinson 

Music by White Oak Grove Choir of Pikeville, N.C. 

SERMON 1st Vice-Bishop W.S. Sanders 

of Raleigh, N.C. 
INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 

OFFERINGS Collectors 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BENEDICTION 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1985 

9:00 A.M. - Bible Church School- The Bible Church 

School Conventions Presidents and the Host 
Church in charge. 

10:15 A.M . 

PRESIDING Dr. Willie C. Tolbert 

Elder James Leftdwrige 

MUSIC Faith Temple NO. 2 Combined Choir 

of Seat Pleasant, Maryland 

PROCESSIONAL -Choir 

INVOCATION 

THE 100th PSALM All together, congregation standing 

HYMN page 26, "Oh, How I Love Jesus" Choir 

SCRIPTURE ■ Appointee 

PRAYER Appointee 

CHOIR RESPONSE 



HYMN page 22, "Near The Cross" Mission Offering 

and Tithes - (Ushers in charge) 

OFFERTORY PRAYER Appointee 

ANNOUNCEMENTS Reporter 

ALTAR PRAYER Appointee 

INTRODUCTION Elder Tyrone Farrell 

SELECTION : ■ Choir 

ANNUAL SERMON BISHOP L.N. FORBES 

INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 

OFFERINGS Collectors 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 
BENEDICTION 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON - 1:30 P.M. - CLOSING SESSION 

PRESIDING Elder James A. Parker 

Elder John F. Moore 

MUSIC The House of God Choir of Decatur, Georgia 

CLOSING SERMON Bishop A.C. Speakman 

2nd Vice President 

INVITATION TO THE UNSAVED AND UNCHURCHED 

OFFERINGS Collectors 

VOTE OF THANKS TO HOST PASTOR AND HOST CHURCH 

Sister Gladys Jones of First New Born Church 

Newark, New Jersey 

PRAYER OF FAITH FOR ALL NEEDS Appointee 

BISHOP L.N. FORBES IN CHARGE 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS 

REMARKS BY HOST PASTOR Elder Allan L. Smith 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

TABLE GRACE AND BENEDICTION 

CLOSE WITH HYMN AND HANDSHAKE 



DINNER SERVED FREE TO ALL. 



» CHURCHES SCHEDULED TO FEED 



The following churches are asked to feed and please 
have your meals ready and on time. Please have two 
serving lines. 

WEDNESDAY - Giles Chapel, Mincey Chapel, 
Saint Delight. 

THURSDAY - Mount Zion, Union View, Parkers Chapel, 
Lilly of the Valley. 

FRIDAY - White Oak Grove, New Daniel T s Chapel, 
Darden Chapel. 

SATURDAY - Washington Branch, Leventon Chapel, 
Union Star. 

SUNDAY - Giles Chapel, Perry's Tample, Red Hill, 
Warren's Chapel. 

Special foods will be prepared for those on strict 
diets. 

Coffee and juices will be served each morning by the 
Annual Conference Food Committee from 8:00 A.M. to 
9:00 A.M. 

Refreshments will be served each evening from 
6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. by the churches serving 
that said day. 

Special tables will be prepared for our senior citi- 
zens to keep them from standing in line. Handicaps 
will also be given special care. 

All food and drinkis free, please do not be wasteful. 



>> SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

All concerned persons are asked to fast and pray for 
our conference as long as you feel led of the Lord 
on Friday, October 25, 1985. 

All Pastors, Ministers and Members in each church 
are asked to bring your tithes to the Annual Confer- 
ence on Sunday. 

All Pastors are asked to enroll with $75.00; other 
Ordained Ministers $50.00;. Local Ministers $35.00; 
Annual Conference Officers, $40.00; State Conventions 
and Union Officers, $25.00; all Honorary Ministers 



and Members, $30.00; all Delegates, $15.00 each. 

All members in each church are asked to pay $10.00 
Annual Conference fee to be added to your church 
report . 

4. Please make all financial reports by certified 
check, cash or postal money order. 

5. Registration will begin on Wednesday morning, 
October 30, 1985 at 9:00 A.M. All Ministers, 
Annual Conference Officers, State Presidents and 
State Officers are urged to be on time. All members 
and friends of the conference are asked to come and 
get your badges. Free gifts will be given to all 
who come on the first day. 

All Delegates are asked to register with your fee 
on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 P.M. in the 
Bishop T s office. 

6. Those serving at the registration table will be: 

Sister Mae J. McCormick 
Sister Beatrice Chamberlain 
Sister Barbara Boone 
Brother Robert Speakman 
Brother Melvin Forbes 
Brother Hayward Waters 

7. All Young people who are in college and are members 
of this Annual Conference and in good standing with 
your local church will receive a scholarship. You 
must be already in school. Please write to 

Bishop Forbes not later than October 1, 1985 submit- 
ting the following information signed by your Pas- 
tor and church clerk. 

a. The name of your school 

b. The name of your membership church 

c. Proposed year of graduation 

SEND TO: Bishop L.N. Forbes 
85 Hawthorne Avenue 
East Orange, New Jersey 07018 

ALSO: Please be present on Saturday, Nov. 2, 1985 
at 10:00 A.M. at the Conference to receive 
your scholarship. No adults who are married 
or single and working will receive scholar- 
ships . 



8 . All choirs and singing groups that appear on this 
program are asked to please be in place on time. 

9. All who can, are asked to please wear white on Fri- 
day which is Mission and Holy Communion Day. 

10. Each church is asked to send two (2) Delegates who 
can properly read and write. All Delegates must 
report to the Bishop in his office on Tuesday at 
6:00 P.M. Please bring with you all the names of 
your sick and deceased members. Late comers are 
subject to be fined. 

11. Anyone who desire free lodging while attending the 
Annual Conference may write or call the following 
persons before October 20, 1985. 

Ms. Mildred P. Davis 

Route 3, Box 107 

Selma, North Carolina 27576 

Phone: (919) 965-5676 

Mrs. Annie M. McClain 
P.O. Box 174 

Pine Level, North Carolina 27568 
Phone: (919) 965-3875 

Mrs. Mattie P. Price 

Route 3 , Box 53 

Selma, North Carolina 27576 

Phone: (919) 965-8513 

Anyone who desire to stay at the Holiday Inn may 
make your own reservation at your own expense by 
calling (919) 243-5111. These reservations should 
be made by October 10, 1985. 

12. No selling is allowed in the Tabernacle or on the 
Holy Grounds. Also, ladies are not allowed to wear 
pants in any part of God T s Church at any time. 

13. Any Minister who desire to go before the Ordination 
Committee this year must be present at the Annual 
Conference on Wednesday. 

14. Badges must be owrn throughout the Annual Conference 
by all. They cost us but they are free to you. 



15. All Ministers are asked to meet with the Bishops 
on Tuesday, October 29, 1985 at 4:00 P.M. 

This also means Honorary. 

16. All Annual Conference Officers, State Convention 
and Unions Officers are asked to meet with the 
Bishops at the Holiday Inn, 301 South in 
Wilson, North Carolina on Monday, October 28, 1985 
at 7:00 P.M. for a special Executive Board meeting 
and dinner. If you cannot attend, please notify 
the Bishop. 

17. Special Prayer Service will be held each morning 
beginning Wednesday at 7:00 A.M. led by the Deacons 
of all churches. The public is urged to get up 
early and attend. Deacon Howard Green in charge. 

18. There will be a special prayer request box pro- 
vided. You should write your requests and place 
them in the box. Your requests will be prayed 
over each morning in the prayer service and at 
other times during the session. 

19. Dinner will not be served on Sunday until the close 
of the afternoon service. Provisions will be made 
for Diabetics and handicaps. 

20. Those in, charge of Holy Communion - 

Deacon Howard Green, Deacon Linwood Turner, 
Deacon John Exum, Deacon Jesse Williams and 
Deacon Fred Howell. 

Mother Sallie A. Forbes, Mother Annie Mae Williams, 
Mother Magalene Turner, Mother Willie Ann Jones, 
Mother Gloria Moore and Mother Evelyn Britt. 

21. Those in charge of the handicaps will be - 
Sister Sarah Darden, Sister Donna Edwards, 
Sister Beatrice Taylor, Sister Bessie Hooks, 
Sister Retha Morris, Deacon Clinton Parker, 
Brother Hugh 0. Jamesand Brother Anthony Wright. 

22. Those in charge of the flowers will be - 
Sister Venery Gibson, Sister Emma Short, 
Sister Gladys Jones, Sister Debra Burton and 
Sister Betty Taylor. 

23. Ushers and Nurses will be on duty at all times. 



24. A Special Committee: Deacon Jesse Warden, 
Brother Willie Williams, Sister Lenore Barkley, 
and Sister Grace M. Coley. 

25. There will be a Sisters Prayer Breakfast held at 
the Holiday Inn, Wilson, North Carolina on Friday 
Morning, November 1, 1985 at 8:00 A.M. All that 
want to attend see Evangelist Ethel Artis or Evan- 
gelist Mamie Brown. Evangelist Gena Johnson of 
Newark, New Jersey is the speaker. 

26. There will be a Brothers Prayer Breakfast held at 
the Holiday Inn, Wilson, North Carolina on Saturday 
Morning, November 2, 1985 at 7:30 A.M. The speaker 
will be Dr. Alfred L. Pugh of Pittsburgh, Pa. All 
who desire to attend see Bishop A.C. Speakman or 
Brother Melvin Forbes. 



Y.P.C.L. CONVENTION OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT ■ Brother David Brown 

VICE PRESIDENT Deacon James E. Cox 

SECRETARY Sister Angelia Rowe 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY -—Sister Patricia Brinson 

TREASURER Deacon Alfonder Mercer 

COLLECTOR Brother Irvin Peacock 

COLLECTOR Deacon George Ward 

COUNSELOR Sister Joyce Warren 

COUNSELOR Mother Lela Applewhite 

JUNIOR OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT Minister Aubrey Hall 

SECRETARY Sister Julia F. Farmer 



CHOIR CONVENTION OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT Deacon Robert Walden 

VICE PRESIDENT . -Brother Andrew McCray 

SECRETARY Sister Sallie Dupree 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY ■ Mother Velma Speakman 

COLLECTOR Brother L.C. Hayes 

COLLECTOR —Brother Joseph Rouse 

TREASURER Brother Joseph Sampson 

COUNSELOR Mother Mary L. Barnes 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT 
USHERS AND NURSES CONVENTION 



PRESIDENT Deacon John Dickerson 

VICE PRESIDENT Deacon Eddie Applewhite 

SECRETARY Sister Nora Lane 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY Sister Bobbie Bennett 

TREASURER -—Mother Etta M. Sims 

ASSISTANT TREASURER Sister Claudia Sherrod 

COLLECTOR Brother Leroy Lewis 

COLLECTOR Brother Nathaniel Brown 

COUNSELOR Deacon Marion J. Edwards 

FLOWER CLUB OFFICERS 

SECRETARY Sister Elizabeth Howell 

TREASURER Sister Mittie Darden 



NORTHERN DISTRICT 
USHERS AND NURSES CONVENTION 

PRESIDENT Deacon John J. Coley 

VICE PRESIDENT Brother Paul E. Pender 

SECRETARY Brother Karl E. Exum 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY Brother Lloyd Stnacill 

TREASURER Brother James H. Best 

COLLECTOR Deacon Charles Reid 

COLLECTOR Brother Randolph White 

COUNSELOR Evangelist Mamie Brown 

FLORAL AUXILIARY OFFICERS 

SECRETARY Sister Mae J. McCormick 

TREASURER Sister Dorothy Moore 

CHOIR DIRECTOR Sister Estella Wheeler 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT 
BIBLE CHURCH SCHOOL CONVENTION OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT Deacon George Edwards 

VICE PRESIDENT Elder Allan L, Smith 

SECRETARY Sister Claudette Hooks 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY Sdster Sandra Dupree 

COLLECTOR -Deacon George Jones 

COLLECTOR Sister Deborah Taylor 

TREASURER Deacon Jesse Williams 

BANKING COMMITTEE Elder Richard Brinson 

Deacon George Ward 



NORTHERN DISTRICT 
BIBLE CHURCH SCHOOL CONVENTION OFFICERS 



PRESIDENT Brother Frank V. Love 

VICE PRESIDENT Elder Willie B. Hayes 

SECRETARY Sister Harriett Wynn 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY Sister Jabecca Hayes 

COLLECTOR Brother Vincent Speakman 

COLLECTOR Deacon Curley Murray 

COUNSELOR Elder George Wiggins 

TREASURER Deacon Howard Green 



NORTHERN DISTRICT SUNSHINE BAND CONVENTION OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT Evangelist Nina E. Pender 

VICE PRESIDENT Evangelist Barbara Moore 

SECRETARY Sister Viola Barnhardt 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY Sister Frances Morris 

COLLECTOR ■ Deacon Jesse Warren 

CONVENTION MOTHER Sister Ever lean Wright 

CONVENTION FATHER ■ Deacon James Johnson 

COLLECTOR Brother Kenneth Swillina 

COUNSELOR Evangelist Thehna Brimage 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT SUNSHINE BAND CONVENTION OFFICERS 



PRESIDENT 

VICE PRESIDENT 

SECRETARY 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY- 
TREASURER 

COLLECTOR ■ 

BANKING COMMITTEE — 
CONVENTION MOTHER- 
CONVENTION FATHER — 



Sister Doris Worrells 

■Evangelist Doris Kornegay 

Sister Julia F. Farmer 

Sister Elaine Worrells 

Deacon George Ward 

Brother Travis Best 

■ — Brother Tyrone Kornegay 

Sister Nellie Williams 

Deacon Johnny Deans 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT UNION OFFICERS 



PRESIDENT ELDER JAMES LEFTDWRIGE 

VICE PRESIDENT ELDER J.N. PERRY JR. 

SECRETARY SISTER MABELL SAMPSON 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY EVANGELIST CAROLYN BIZZELL 

COLLECTOR DEACON JESSE WILLIAMS 

COLLECTOR— DEACON MARION J. EDWARDS 

TREASURER ELDER MARVIN TAYLOR 

COUNSELOR ELDER J.D. DUDLEY 

ANNOUNCER EVANGELIST JACQUELINE COX 

UNION AID OFFICERS 

SECRETARY SISTER RUTH HOOKS 

TREASURER DEACON JESSE WILLIAMS 

BANKING COMMITTEE DEACON CLARENCE WILLIAMS 



NORTHERN DISTRICT UNION OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT DR. WILLIE C. TOLBERT SR. 

VICE PRESIDENT ELDER CLIFTON C. JONES 

SECRETARY DEACON WILBUR NOBLES 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY . ELDER TYRONE FARRELL 

TREASURER DEACON JOSEPH STOKES JR. 

COLLECTOR DEACON JOHN EXUM 

COLLECTOR DEACON ALEXANDER ROBINSON 

DISTRICT ELDER ELDER JOHN MOORE 

HOSPITALITY CHAIRLADY DEACONESS FRANCES GREER 

UNION AID 

SECRETARY ELDER DAVID HILL 

TREASURER BROTHER EARL HILL 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT 



SISTER DELOIS DICKERSON DEACON WILLIE C. TOLBERT JR. 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICERS 
WOMEN'S HOME MISSION CONVENTION 



PRESIDENT MOTHER ESTELLA A. DARDEN 

VICE PRESIDENT EVANGELIST NAOMI YELVERTON 

SECRETARY -SISTER VIVIAN COLEY 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY MOTHER MARY LOUISE BARNES 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS MOTHER ETTA M. SIMS 

COUNSELOR MOTHER GUSSIE BAKER 

TREASURER ■ MOTHER SALLIE A. FORBES 

COLLECTOR MOTHER ANNIE MAE WILLIAMS 

COLLECTOR SISTER EMMA HOLLAND 

FLOWER CLUB PRESIDENT MOTHER ELIZA J. SASSER 

FLOWER CLUB SECRETARY SISTER RUTH HOOKS 

FLOWER CLUB TREASURER MOTHER BESSIE BRITT 



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NORTHERN DISTRICT OFFICERS 
WOMEN'S HOME MISSION CONVENTION 



PRESIDENT EVANGELIST ETHEL D. ARTIS 

VICE PRESIDENT EVANGELIST MAMIE K. BROWN 

SECRETARY EVANGELIST ELLEN P. EDWARDS 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY -SISTER BLANCHE HAYES 

TREASURER SISTER VERA C. HARRIS 

COLLECTOR SISTER GLORIA D. MCLEOD 

COLLECTOR 4 0ISTER REGINA JOHNSON 

COLLECTOR SISTER VIRGINIA TAYLOR 

COUNSELOR EVANGELIST BESSIE B. STRICKLAND 

CONVENTION MOTHER MOTHER EDRENA SPEIGHT 

CHOIR PRESIDENT SISTER DENISE TOLBERT 

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FOREIGN MISSION CONVENTION OFFICERS 

PRESIDENT EVANGELIST CATHERINE STANCIL 

VICE PRESIDENT EVANGELIST LUCRETIA DANIELS 

SECRETARY SISTER VIOLA EARNHARDT 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY SISTER RUTH HOOKS 

TREASURER SISTER MADIE JOYNER 

COLLECTOR DEACONESS GILDA JOHNSON 

COLLECTOR SISTER PATRICIA BRINSON 

COUNSELOR MISSIONARY OZZIE TOLBERT 

COUNSELOR ELDER WILLIAM YELVERTON